Saturday night, December 22, 2018, Bio-One provided an Olive Garden dinner for all the officers, deputies, survivors and volunteers at this year's High Visibility DUI Crackdown Mobilization held at the Idaho State Police Station. During the holidays, there is an inter-agency effort to set up DUI checkpoints around the Treasure Valley in a proactive effort to reduce fatalities. This annual event is organized by the Idaho Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Miren Aburusa, Lead Victim Witness Specialist, hopes that hearing the personal testimonies of survivors and victim's families will make the officers' work on the streets more personal. It's also an opportunity to show our support and thanks to law enforcement for risking their lives to keep our streets safe.
The evening included special readings, testimonies, a presentation of a "Love Like MADD" throw, and a luminary ceremony to honor those who have lost their lives. Although there were many other places they could have been 3 days before Christmas, participants chose the selfless act of supporting the cause to prevent unnecessary deaths in our community.